Amusing-KHDISP231

Pre-Columbian Veracruz Pottery Sonriente Head

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  • Pre-Columbian, Vera Cruz, Mexico, ca. 600 to 800 CE. A lovely head from a Sonriente (smiling figure) in buff clay of a large triangular form with a grand headdress adorned with a stylized geometric step-pattern motif and round ear ornaments. The happy visage boasts wonderful features including almond-shaped eyes, arched brows, smooth high cheekbones, and most characteristically, a toothy smile. Very Rare Terracotta Bust. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: piece itself measures 5.25″ W x 5.5″ H (13.3 cm x 14 cm); 7.125″ H (18.1 cm) on stand.  Provenance: Ex- Private Story collection, Denver, CO

  • Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    6.25"

    Width

    6"

    Depth

    3"

    Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    6.25"

    Width

    6"

    Depth

    3"

    Date

    1st Century

    Origin

    Mexico

    Medium

    Terracotta